Physical and spiritual connections to land and water resources are essential to indigenous culture. Indigenous people have valuable knowledge of plants, animals, waterways, and how to manage the environment.
These videos showcase the stories of local indigenous people. Sharing the ecological knowledge included in these stories is an important way to improve understanding and maintain the strong and enduring indigenous culture in Central Queensland.
Recording Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Corio Bay
Local traditional owners, the Darumbal People, hold a rich ecological and cultural knowledge about their country. FBA visited Corio Bay with four Darumbal elders, Nyoka, Amanda, Bill and Tosie, to learn about this environment. The videos focused on traditional ecological knowledge and cultural significance of the area, and were developed through funding from the Australian Government. Elders have shared their knowledge to ensure it is available for future generations, and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding within the wider community.
Bill and Tosie
Nyoka and Amanda
Caring for our Country
Central Queensland’s indigenous culture remains strong – with a number of recognised Traditional Owner groups and respected Elders. Traditional Owner Groups are organisations that are registered and working towards native title claims, and Elders are mature members of these groups with prominent role model status in the community.
The videos were developed by Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. with funding through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country.
Bush Tucker on Mount Archer with Billy Mann
Native Wells on the central Highlands with Lindsay Black
Exploring culture at Shoalwater Bay with Lester Adams
Connecting to country near Springsure with Linda Black
Gawula with Sally Vea Vea
Plants uses and medicines near Woorabinda with Steve Kemp
The Fitzroy River with Billy Mann
Plants and culture on Great Keppel Island with Bob Muir